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Emily Zendel

  • Freelance Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Nicole Miller
  • Graphic Designer at Valley Magazine

Education

Penn State University, , Graphic Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Experienced Freelance Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the graphic design industry. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, DSLR Photography, typography, digital and print design. Strong arts and design professional graduated from Penn State University.

Experience

  • Freelance Designer

    Emily Zendel

    December 2015 – Present(3 years 10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Contract graphic designer for various clients including The Honest Company, Winc, TOMS Shoes, Hautelook, ipsy, GlamGlow, MatchCo, and Caruso Affiliated.

  • Graphic Designer

    Nicole Miller

    October 2014 – October 2015(1 year)Greater New York City Area

    Designed various forms of digital marketing including email blasts and social media assets. Photographed imagery for web. Assisted Art Director in designing look books, invitations, and all other creative materials.

  • Graphic Designer

    Valley Magazine

    January 2013 – May 2014(1 year 4 months)State College, PA

    Designed layouts for Penn State’s semi-annual life and style magazine.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Laird + Partners

    June 2013 – August 2013(2 months)New York, NY

    Assisted Art Directors in researching concepts, photo retouching, and designing, for Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Lane Bryant, as well as for upcoming fragrances for Nautica and Katy Perry.

  • Design Intern

    Girl Approved

    June 2012 – August 2012(2 months)New York, NY

    Collaborated with several young female artists and designers of different backgrounds to invent and design for new consumer products and brands.

  • Bartender and Mixologist

    Coral House

    June 2012 – August 2012(2 months)Baldwin, NY

    Responsible for providing beverage service to customers in an efficient, courteous, and professional manner while displaying a high standard of customer services as well as a positive and friendly attitude.

  • Design Intern

    Atlas Print Solutions

    May 2011 – June 2011(1 month)New York, NY

    Designed signs, brochures, billboards, and other types of print media for businesses and non-profit organizations. Sat in on meetings with clients to help discuss their needs and determine how we could best meet them.

Education

  • Penn State University

    Graphic Design

    2010 – 2014

Skills & Expertise

  • Canon DSLR
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Illustrator
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Graphics
  • Microsoft Office
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Photoshop

Courses

Penn State University

  • Intro to Advertising
  • Advertising Creative Strategies
  • Thinking Creatively
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Design Photography
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Technologies
  • Effective Speech
  • Applied Communications

Organizations

  • Penn State Design Association

    Member

    2012 – Present

  • The Society of Design

    Member

    2012 – Present

  • National Society of Leadership & Success

    2011 – Present

  • Sigma Delta Tau Sorority (Phi Chapter)

    Executive scholarship chair, alumni chair, web chair, parents weekend chair

    2010 – Present

  • Ad Club

    Penn State chapter member

    2011 – 2012

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Active fundraiser and participant

    Penn State Dance Marathon

    2010 – Present

    Raised money through various fundraisers to contribute to the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $89 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

  • Event Organizer/Participant

    Autism Speaks

    2010 – 2012

    Planned, organized and participated in an annual 5k run/walk to raise money and awareness.